A U.S. Citizen Tax for the United Nations
The legislation known as “The Global Poverty Act” has passed in the House of Representatives. If passed in the Senate, this legislation would require the United States to increase foreign aid through the United Nations by $65 BILLION per year, or $845 BILLION over the next 13 years. 0.7 percent of the U.S. gross national product will be assigned to foreign aid. This is in addition to billions that are already currently earmarked for foreign aid.
The enacted law would require that the president develop and implement a policy to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015 through aid, trade, debt relief or other programs.
The economic burdens that this law would place on a precarious economy would also endanger constitutionally protected rights and freedoms by obligating the United States and its citizens to meet United Nations mandates.
Senate Bill S. 2433 is a piece of legislation originally sponsored by former Senator Obama who is now our President. For the record, Joe Biden, who was on the Foreign Relations Committee also supported the measure: a massive gift of economic wealth to foreign interests and global governance or a bold plan to fight the sad plight of ongoing global poverty. Which it is depends on whom you ask.
One fact is certain: this legislation signs over multiple aspects of United States sovereignty to the United Nations including the right to tax American taxpayers and citizens.
According to proponents of the bill, we should establish United Nations’ global goals for poverty as benchmarks for U. S. spending. The legislation authorizes a U.N. International Criminal Court to try and convict American citizens without protection from the U.S. Constitution, a clear violation of civil rights. Perhaps this thinking is validated by the potential improvement for global human rights.
The legislation ratifies the Kyoto global warming treaty and could potentially enforce a gun ban on small arms and light weapons, in the opinion of many, repealing the validity of the Second Amendment. The legislation also forms a treatise that demands that U.S. soldiers serve under the authority of the United Nations.
The bill has been resting in the halls of government for some time and is almost ready to see the light. This legislation promises to change the world where the United States is concerned. However, close observance of United Nations documents reveals a carefully documented marketing plan, clearly spelling out that the U.N. makes no guarantees to eradicating poverty. In fact, the plan could be seen as a trojan power play by some circles that don’t agree with the politics or policies. Who do you believe?
Whether this legislation is simply more wealth redistribution or a way of truly relieving poverty is up to the reader. However, soon the decision will be made for you by your elected officials. It looks promising for the United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals as the legislation is supported by the current administration and powers in Congress. Is national security and sovereignty at stake? If you have any objections, now is the time to speak or forever hold your peace. ~ E. Manning